Senators Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson React To President Trump’s Decision On Iran Nuclear Deal
By Space Coast Daily // May 8, 2018
U.S. Senators from Florida Respond
FLORIDA – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) released statements on Tuesday after President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Deal and re-impose sanctions on Iran.
Sen. Rubio released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal:
“I’m glad that President Trump decided today to withdraw from the flawed Iran nuclear deal and impose crippling economic and financial sanctions against the Iranian regime.
“This agreement was so bad that bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress voted against it after the last Administration refused to submit it as a legally-binding treaty under the Constitution. The deal enriched Iranian regime and empowered it to destabilize the Middle East. Instead of using the deal’s financial windfall to benefit the Iranian people, Iran’s mullahs aggressively built up their ballistic missile program, boosted their support to Hezbollah terrorists and Syria’s Assad regime, and escalated domestic repression.
“After Israel’s recent revelations of Iran’s secret archive of nuclear weaponization plans, the American people deserve better than a bad deal that paves the Iranian terror regime’s path to nuclear weapons. And the Iranian people deserve better as they continue to suffer under the regime’s criminal corruption, economic mismanagement, and system-wide human rights abuses.”
Sen. Bill Nelson also responded to President Trump’s announcement and does not support the move by the 45th President.
ABOVE VIDEO: “Pulling out of this deal is a tragic mistake,” said Sen. Nelson.
“We need to put more pressure on Iran with additional economic sanctions to stop them from developing their ICBM missiles,” said Sen. Nelson.
But pulling out of this deal now is a tragic mistake. It will divide us from our European allies and it will allow Iran to build a nuclear bomb within a year, instead of preventing it for at least 7 to 12 years.”
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